WILTSHIRE Creative has announced a packed season of performances for its autumn winter 2019-20 programme which includes new work by local writer Barney Norris alongside comedy, dance, music and special Christmas events.

The new season features a premiere of Barney Norris’ new adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Blood Wedding, retold in present-day Wiltshire, at Salisbury Playhouse in February.

Also part of the forthcoming season are previously announced Wiltshire Creative productions of Alan Ayckbourn’s comedy Relatively Speaking and of Hugh Whitemore’s Alan Turing drama Breaking the Code.

Salisbury Playhouse will also present the best theatre from visiting companies, including Nigel Slater’s memoir Toast direct from the West End, three nights of the legendary Eric and Ernie, two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett in the musical Mame and an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ 1940s-set novel The Night Watch from Original Theatre.

Christmas offerings include pantomime with Robin Hood at Salisbury Playhouse, Guy Masterson in A Child’s Christmas in Wales and, for younger audiences, a new musical adaptation of Beatrix Potter’s A Tailor of Gloucester. Salisbury Arts Centre will celebrate Christmas with a festive murder mystery, music from The Dots featuring Helen Colby and a Christmas edition of Barnstormers Comedy Night.

The Autumn Winter line-up in the Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse includes David Hare’s Skylight, The Soldier by Rachel Wagstaff (The Mirror Crack’d), magicians Morgan & West and Graeae with a reimagining of One Under.

Family theatre includes The Boy Who Cried Wolf, Same, Same But Different and You’ve Got Dragons all on offer over the October half term.

The line-up at Salisbury Arts Centre includes music from folk band Rant , O Duo and The Beat drummer Everett Morton with The Beat Goes Bang.

Theatre includes readings from author Lemn Sissay and performances of Odyssey from Living Spit; dance comes from Anjali Dance Company and Rosie Kay; comedy features Sindhu Vee and there is a full film programme.

For tickets go to wiltshirecreative.co.uk or call 01722 320333.